Ex-serving ADF Veteran Scholarship

Awarded to an ex-serving ADF veteran who is seeking transition to civil employment post-ADF service.

Transitioning into Pre-hospital Emergency Healthcare


APC provides entry pathways to ex-serving ADF veterans for nationally recognised training courses in pre-hospital emergency healthcare.

Studying at APC helps veterans transition into a new career as a qualified healthcare professional, getting real-life experience while they study with our Industry Partners across Australia.

To further support this significant transition, APC is offering a Scholarship to an eligible and deserving ex-serving ADF veteran.

APC looks forward to giving the right person the opportunity to start a new career, see the positive impact on the community they serve and ultimately provide a quality education to help them save lives.


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Scholarship Snapshot


Enrolment status:
Future or current APC student
Student type:
Funding type:
Full fee
Scholarship duration:
18-24 month course*
Number awarded:
Applications open:
Currently closed

*Dependent on study load. Read the full Scholarship T&Cs here.

What’s the process?

“Soldier On’s collaboration with Education Partners like Australian Paramedical College is an integral part of our support model for veterans and their families. This scholarship will allow participants to utilise transferable skills from their military career while learning to save and change lives in emergency and pre-hospital healthcare, upskilling them to pursue a meaningful career and thrive in their lives after Defence.”


Amy Cooper, CEO of Soldier On

Read more here

Scholarship FAQs

The scholarship will be open to ex-serving ADF veterans in Australia. 

APC encourages anyone who has a passion for helping people and is looking to build their career in the emergency healthcare industry to apply.

Please read our Terms & Conditions here for more information.

1. To be eligible for the Ex-serving ADF Scholarship, the Applicant must demonstrate that:

  1. They are an Ex-serving Member with either operational service or three or more years of continuous full-time or other service. The Applicant must provide a copy of an official document showing the former member’s operational service and the period or periods of continuous full-time service (e.g. Service Record, ADO long, Discharge Certificate or Certificate of Service including the enlistment date and if relevant, discharge date);
  2. APC may, at its discretion, consider Applicants who have medically discharged with fewer than 3 years of service, nor operational service.
  3. They have either medically or voluntarily separated from the Australian Defence Force at the time of application.

2. Applicant must reside in Australia at the time of their application.

3. Applicant must not be in receipt of any other Defence education or training assistance, outside of the Defence Force Transition Program (DFTP) or be receiving any other education/training benefit or scholarship.

  1. Any funding for education obtained through DFTP must be declared at time of application and documentation must be provided to demonstrate how DFTP funding was/will be applied.
  2. Approved Applicants are required to notify APC  if they are awarded additional education/ training benefit or scholarship at any point during the term of their APC scholarship, including DVA educational benefits for example DVA Work Rehabilitation program.

4. Applicant must meet APC’s general entry requirements:

  1. Age: Be at least 16 years of age (parental consent required if under 18)
  2. Education: At least year-10 high-school or equivalent
  3. Residency: Be an AUS/NZ citizen, AUS PR, or hold an approved temporary visa
  4. Driver’s license: Hold a current driver’s license.  You may apply and enrol holding your learner’s (L) licence, however, you will need a provisional licence (P) before attending workshop 1 (approx. 12 months into your course).
  5. Technology: Have regular access to a computer and internet, and be comfortable with online study and assessments
  6. Conduct pre-intake checks:
    • Language, Literacy and Numeracy: Short quiz to check basic English and math skills, and help us better support you through your course (unless already holding equivalent or higher qualification)
    • Health: Complete a Medical declaration to ensure you are fit to study
    • Evidence of National Police clearance, and Working with Children’s check (blue card) prior to commencement of Clinical Placement

At APC we look for commitment, passion and the like to ensure you will be committed to completing the course.

We want to give the right ex-serving ADF veteran the opportunity to succeed who truly deserves it, and the chance to enter the emergency health care industry.

The scholarship recipient will be selected upon suitable eligibility and their application, which will be carefully reviewed by APC. 

You can read the full Terms & Conditions here.

If you’d like to find out more information about the ex-serving ADF veteran scholarship, we would love to hear from you!

Please email [email protected] with your enquiry and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

APC Scholarship Recipient

Meet Abbey


Abbey Hay was one of six St John WA volunteers who was awarded an Emergency Health Care Scholarship to study pre-hospital health care in 2023.

She is passionate about providing the best care possible for patients, and as an APC Scholarship recipient, believed the further study would help improve her service delivery as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT).

In studying the diploma, I will be provided with the opportunity to gain more in-depth understanding of the underlying pathophysiology of patient presentations, as well as pharmacology and protocols which will enable me to manage emergency situations more effectively”, Abbey shared at the time.


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